To be awarded the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Business, 240 credits must be achieved of which 120 must be at level 5 - which requires approximately 960 guided learning hours (GLH).
You will be assessed through written assignments and coursework, including the Pearson-set assignment. A full specification is included in the course handbook.
We welcome mature students (over 21) who do not have formal qualifications but have relevant experience. You will be interviewed and may have to undertake assessment tests to determine whether you are able to cope with the workload.
If you do have formal qualifications, we consider:
A BTEC National Diploma
At least one GCE A level
Access to Higher Education certificate
Other equivalent level 3 qualifications
All applicants whose first language is not English must obtain an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections (or equivalent).
On completion of the HND in Business, students are eligible to progress onto the third year of a BA degree course via a top-up programme. Our parent institution, London School of Science & Technology, offers the BA (Hons) Business Studies (Top-up) programme at its London campus with the degree accredited by the University of West London. Alternatively, you may study at any other institution that offers the programme and accepts the HND qualification.
In addition, the practical elements of the qualification allows for direct entry into employment. You may also be eligible for membership of professional bodies.